St Aldhelm’s Day Pilgrimage Walk

St Aldhelm’s Day Saturday 25th May

To commemorate St Aldhelm’s Day, Bishop Karen will be leading a short pilgrimage walk and celebrating a simple Eucharist at 12 noon in St Aldhelm’s Chapel, St Aldhelm’s Head. All are welcome to join her. Pilgrims please park in the car park at the end of the road out of Worth Matravers (BH19 3LE) and assemble at 10.30am to walk down to the chapel. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch too to eat after the Service.

 

St Aldhelm’s Day Pilgrimage Walk St Aldhelm’s Day Saturday 25th May To commemorate St Aldhelm’s Day, Bishop Karen will be leading a short pilgrimage walk and celebrating a simple Eucharist at 12 noon in St Aldhelm’s Chapel, St Aldhelm’s Head. All are welcome to join her. Pilgrims please park in the car park at the end of the road out of Worth Matravers (BH19 3LE) and assemble at 10.30am to walk down to the chapel. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch too to eat after the Service.   Europe/London public


Walk to the River Jordan

Christian Aid walk on Saturday 18th May. 

We will be leaving St Peter’s at 0930 to walk to Bowleaze Cove where we cross the River Jordan. The distance is 8.5 miles, but is a little longer if people opt out of using public transport to get back into Weymouth for the bus back to Dorchester.

Please come along, with sponsorship if possible,  and support Christian Aid

 

Walk to the River Jordan Christian Aid walk on Saturday 18th May.  We will be leaving St Peter’s at 0930 to walk to Bowleaze Cove where we cross the River Jordan. The distance is 8.5 miles, but is a little longer if people opt out of using public transport to get back into Weymouth for the bus back to Dorchester. Please come along, with sponsorship if possible,  and support Christian Aid   Europe/London public


Change of Sunday Morning Service Times from 28 April

Change of service times for

St George’s and St Andrew’s starting on the 28th April 2019

0800 and 0945 at St George’s;

1115 at St Andrew's

Please make a note!

 

Change of Sunday Morning Service Times from 28 April Change of service times for *St George’s and St Andrew’s* starting on the *28th April 2019*.  *0800 and 0945 at St George’s*; *1115 at St Andrew's* Please make a note!   Europe/London public

1 April 2019

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Annual Parish Meeting - Dorchester and West Stafford

The Annual Parish Meeting of Dorchester & West Stafford is on Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.30pm in St Peter's Church Hall. All are welcome to attend.

The following papers for the meeting are attached

Annual Parish Meeting - Dorchester and West Stafford The Annual Parish Meeting of Dorchester & West Stafford is on Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.30pm in St Peter's Church Hall. All are welcome to attend. The following papers for the meeting are attached * Agenda [1], * Annual Report & Financial Statement [2], * Group & Team Reports [3] * Minutes of last year's meeting [4].   Janet Cooper PCC Secretary    [1] https://drive.google.com/file/d/19FsxKgi0tsX9x9c3AUtpEGKlQ7tCMJKL/view?usp=sharing [2] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YkTBbLmquYXiQ_3YuJuWzqdAr7rVB-e5/view?usp=sharing [3] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axS5b1wf2mZTylk0giAEwwufvUDWK0-R/view?usp=sharing [4] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ip-Vi1SAYPFT14yc8EVeJZXGaRD9o2wN/view?usp=sharing Europe/London public


Cerne Giant Festival (in aid of churches in Cerne Benefice)

Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape

13th April to 6th May 2019

Three weeks of walks, talks, workshops, and the performing arts for you to connect with the Landscape and cultural roots of Dorset.

Cerne Giant Festival (in aid of churches in Cerne Benefice) Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape 13th April to 6th May 2019 Three weeks of walks, talks, workshops, and the performing arts for you to connect with the Landscape and cultural roots of Dorset. The CERNE GIANT FESTIVAL was born out of our vibrant May Day tradition, when the Morris Dancers and villagers gather at dawn on the Trendle, the original site of the village Maypole at the top of the Cerne Giant. Here we salute the sunrise and celebrate the start of summer with a barrel of Beltane Beer. This is the third year of the Festival,which has now extended to about 3 weeks. With a theme of ‘Celebrating Humanity in the Landscape’, there will be a huge variety of events including workshops, talks, andwalks so that there is something for everyone to explore their own connection with landscape of Dorset and what it means to them. Any profits from the Festival will go towards maintaining the fabric and work of the churches in the participating villages. Full details of the Festival are here. [1]   [1] http://www.CerneGiantFestival.uk. Europe/London public

Dorchester Neighbourcars

Dorchester Neighbourcars are asking for volunteers to man a mobile phone occasionally for them, thereby assisting clients to attend health related appointments in the Dorchester area.
The role is home based so might suit someone less mobile.
We can pay a fee if necessary.
For more information, please phone 01305 269330, Joan Hutson, administrator

 

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday, 20thApril 2019

 

Coming together as Easter begins!

 

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil *Holy Saturday, 20thApril 2019*   *Coming together as Easter begins!*   On the Eve of Easter we invite you to start the Easter celebrations together as the nine worshipping communities of the Dorchester and The Winterbournes join together at St Mary’s Church, Edward Road at 8pm.   The notes below explain the symbolism of the service.  By way of celebrating our common life we will light from the flames of one fire the paschal candles of the nine churches and we will also renew our baptismal vows together. This is a moment of unity, a service that I hope you want to come to…   * *The Liturgy of the Light *takes place after dark on Saturday outside the Church.  The Paschal Fire is blessed and from its flames a light is taken to ignite the Paschal Candles.  We glimpse the fragile light of Resurrection and its light leads us back to God.   * *The Vigil of Readings*are the stories of our redemption.  Starting in the Old Testament, the Vigil draws us toward the moment of Salvation, we proclaim Christ as risen!  For the  * *Liturgy of Initiation*we stand at the font.  Having heard of flood, of grave, of glory, we stand in the light and we recall our baptism promises.  * *Proclaiming the Good News!*Mary was the only disciple to see the Risen Christ on that first visit to the tomb.  The other disciple, saw, believed and went to tell the others.  We too go and we tell the Good News.   As ever   Thomas Woodhouse   Team Rector of Dorchester and The Winterbournes     Europe/London public

All Age Communion

A service of communion for all ages. During this service, St George's Dragons (our Sunday School) remain in church and participate fully in the service.

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